A fire in northern Muskingum County leaves one local family seeking shelter Tuesday evening. The blaze started 2:00 Tuesday afternoon at 6520 Welsh Road. The Dresden, Licking and Muskingum Townships and Zanesville Fire Departments all responded to the scene. The fire reportedly started in the garage and eventually spread to an adjacent home. Homeowner Cisco Newell says he was returning from his mother’s house when he spotted smoke. He called 9-1-1, and was able to save his pets. The garage was a total loss. The back of the structure suffered water and smoke damage. No one was injured.